Astronomers and Their Dobs: Paying a Twitter Tribute to John Dobson

by Nancy Atkinson January 16, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter 12" of awesome Dobsonian love. Thanks #johndobson for the views! @universetoday @JPMajor — Scott MacNeill (@scottiemacneill) January 16, 2014 Amateur astronomers love their Dobs. As we said in a previous article, “A Dobsonian is simplicity in itself; a simple set […]

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Captain Kirk Tweets the Space Station

by Jason Major January 4, 2013

 Chris Hadfield’s response to William Shatner got quite a bit of attention on Twitter You know that you’re living in a very special point in time when you can watch a man who became famous playing a starship captain on television send a tweet to a man who’s actually working in a spaceship orbiting the […]

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‘Live’ Tweeting Apollo 17′s Mission

by Elizabeth Howell December 21, 2012

  40 years ago on December 19, 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down on Earth, marking the end of the manned moon missions. The astronauts came back with a treasure trove of rocks collected in 22 hours of extra-vehicular activity on the lunar surface, including “orange” soil that ended up coming from an ancient volcano. Twitter […]

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Memorable Space Tweeps of 2012

by Elizabeth Howell December 10, 2012

To space Tweeps, Twitter is so much more than just a news service. It’s a community, a spot where everyone can showcase their interests and form professional bonds with each other. The most prominent space-themed Twitter accounts of 2012 somehow transcended their original purpose, too. A NASA Mars Curiosity account ended up hobnobbing with comedian […]

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MeteorWatch is Coming! Look for Perseids With the Rest of the World

by Nancy Atkinson August 2, 2011

This year’s Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 12-13, will be a challenge for skywatchers, as the full Moon coincides with this normally bright and active event. But you will be able to see Perseids in the days leading up to the peak if your skies are dark. And you can share watching for […]

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